Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Urban Decay Showboat Nail Kit - Stripes Stripes Stripes

*chanting* STRIPES STRIPES STRIPES STRIPES!

Are you in the mood for some stripes? If so, have I got the mani for you! If these colors look familiar to you, it's because this is my second nail art look using the Urban Decay Showboat Nail Kit. You can check out my first one here. This manicure should give you a better idea of the actual colors, since in the first manicure they were all gradient-ed together.


Let's do a quick recap of the colors:
  • Showboat - a super ultra neon orange
  • Radium - a bright metallic blue
  • Woodstock - a clean neon pink
  • Covet - an emerald with shimmer
  • Fishnet - a jellylike neon fuchsia
  • Perversion - a standard black creme

This look can be achieved easily, provided you have a bit of patience! Start with a base color. For this manicure, I did a skittle of all of the non-black colors in the Showboat Nail Kit. Wait for your nails to dry completely before moving on to the next step! I sped this part up by using a Quick Dry Topcoat (Seche Vite).

Then, using striping tape, which can be found on eBay or in other beauty supply stores, block off part of your nails in a horizontal stripe pattern. Paint over the top of the nail with the black, and remove the striping tape. Wherever the tape was, your base color will be showing through!


Applying topcoat to this manicure proved a bit difficult because of the ridges that all of the stripes created. I had troubles with bubbles (poet) because the topcoat was having a hard time filling in the constantly changing back-and-forth heights of the polish. Definitely not the UD set's fault though.



The Urban Decay Showboat Nail Kit can be purchased at select Macy's stores, on Macys.com, or on UrbanDecay.com. It retails for $28.

The products in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR.
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32 comments

  1. love it. all through reading this I was singing the chorus of LMFAO's Shots, but substitute stripes for shots.

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  2. Ahh! I die. Need to try this. I might also need the UD kit, I'm loving 5 of the 6 colors!

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  3. I love it! The skittle works great with this. =]

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  4. Loooove it. Especially the colour used on the pinkie <3

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  5. What a fun look, reminds me of PJs

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  6. These look awesome! I love them :)

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  7. Awesome! Love it! I am currently waiting on an order of striping tape... so excited!

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  8. this is so freakin' awesome!!!

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  9. Wow great stripes! :) Beautiful color <3

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  10. This is so awesome! I love the thin lines as opposed to the thicker ones! It's definitely more dramatic!

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  11. just bought myself some striping tape, thanks :D

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  12. Love these! How awesome would it to combine a gradient with stripes?

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  13. I love the stripes and all the colors used!

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  14. Really beautiful... but really takes some time. :)

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  15. So beautiful! I'm sure if I did this my lines would be so crooked. Lol.

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  16. this is so cool and the colours and stripes remind me of harry potter, the house colours and their jumpers they wear lol

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  17. bets stripe mani ever!! i love all the colors, really beautiful

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  18. I love the color contrast, it looks amazing!

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  19. Very cool! Your lines are so symmetrical!

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  20. Love! Can't wait for my striping tape to get here!

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  21. Felicidades, son preciosas.

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  22. great minds think a like! i was just did a mani with white stripes!

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  23. I LOVE!!!!!
    These colours are amazing......!!!! <3

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  24. That looks awesome! I love the thin stripes :D I wonder if you'd painted the black on horizontally, if it would have worked better... Hmmm.

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  25. This looks great! Your stripes are so perfectly even.

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  26. THE FISHNET AND PERVERSION STRIPED NAIL WOULD LOOK AWESOME CONTINUED ACROSS ALL THE NAILS WITH CHESHIRE CAT NAIL ART!

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